The DNA of Product Assortment

By Alessandro Baronti

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course you should understand:

  1. Describe the three most common inventory oversights
  2. Explain the four steps to develop a clear inventory strategy and plan
  3. Use the assortment assessment templates to evaluate inventory by segment and product turn rate

Course Description

This course will review concepts, industry statistics, and best practices to help you plan and manage inventory. We will walk through the four steps needed before implementation: demographic study, assortment architecture, planogram, and assortment assessment. In addition, we will access specific tools De Rigo Rem provides for calculating inventory requirements and turns quickly and easily.

Faculty/Editorial Board

Alessandro Baronti, serves as the President & CEO of De Rigo REM, the Los-Angeles based subsidiary of Italian eyewear manufacturer, De Rigo Vision. In his current role, Baronti is responsible for overseeing the entire American team with a key focus on driving growth, profit and sustainability for the business as well as developing and empowering the company's next generation of leaders. Baronti brings over 30 years of optical experience and a passion for education and training.

Credit Statement

This course is approved for one (1) hour of CE credit by the American Board of Opticianry (ABO). Course number: SWJHI026 General Knowledge


This is a product spotlight CE supported by an educational grant from DE RIGO REM and GAP

This course has multiple parts.

To complete the course watch the video presentation and complete the activities, download and review the resources. To earn credit for this course review the test questions and take the test. Passing scores are reported to the ABO and your ABO account will be electronically updated.

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